Why I’m no longer a Christian

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#466062 Aug 4, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>make fun of me why don't you?
NOW you worry about that?

Since: Aug 13

Hermitage, TN

#466063 Aug 4, 2013
DearthOfCouth wrote:
Why I’m no longer a Christian, Part Four
Finally, struggling with my private predicament in that pew during prayer service, I knew what it was that I had to do. I came to the realization that there was only one possible course of action that seemed to offer me any degree of self-respect, and there was no other course to take, so at long last I took it. I stood and walked out.
I did not look anyone in the eye as I passed and I have no idea whether anyone registered surprise, hostility, concern, or anything at all. For all I know they all faced forward and ignored me as I turned left at the end of the aisle and made my final exit from the building. The moment I reached the open air outside I was astonished to find that I was finally, after all this time, experiencing something that was vivid and genuine and undeniable. In fact it was nearly overpowering. It crested over me like a breaker:
Relief.
From now on, I resolved that day, I will not stop and examine my innermost thoughts and evaluate, whether they are appropriately reverent and sanctimonious. I will admit my doubts and reservations and when people ask me for my thoughts I will express them respectfully but openly, as I am doing now.
If everyone around me seems confident and secure where I am irresolute and sceptical then I decline to acknowledge this as a problem, for me or for anyone else. That’s just the way it is.
Leaving the prayer meeting that day was a liberating, exhilarating, and truly life-changing experience for me. It was my “baptism” and I will never forget it.
I’m free.
If I have to account someday for the decisions I’ve made and the actions I’ve taken, then I will. But I won’t again lie to anyone that I’m feeling something or sensing something when I’m not. I won’t try to deceive anyone around me but most importantly I won’t lie to myself. Life is too short to waste it that way.
They say a problem shared is a problem halved. It's not really of course - the problem is still there as it was before but people feel better after telling someone else. They get it off their chest although, again, really nothing has changed. It's the same with people believing in religion. As soon as they get baptized or whatever, it's like telling someone about their problems and they feel this weight being lifted off their shoulders but both these instances are in the mind of the individual. Of course nothing changes really. I mean, the notion that there's a man in the sky looking out for you is absolutely ludicrous in this day and age. All through time people have attributed things they didn't understand to the supernatural. Once science explains it, the supernatural element disappears. Where I'm from, very few people believe the God theory and take no interest in any form of religion, yet they don't have to lock their cars (or even houses) at night. Now living in Tennessee, it worries me the percentage of people who convince themselves there is a guy who can create stars and planets with the snap of his fingers (how ridiculous). How gullible these people must be. Grow up and forget Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Bogeyman and God!

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#466064 Aug 4, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>NOW you worry about that?
bout what

“It's Time. . .”

Since: Jun 13

New Holland

#466065 Aug 4, 2013
Kaitlin the Wolf Witch wrote:
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I repeat: Our REPUBLIC, and the very concept of the Republic, was founded by Greco-Roman Pagans.
Democracy was invented by the ancient Greeks, who were Pagans. The Roman Empire was originally founded on democracy, and the ancient Romans were Pagans.
Christianity has nothing to do with either democracy or the foundation of America. Surely, you've been exposed to this knowledge in high school.
Yeah, and Plato was a greater man than all the fundie idiots in the world.
duststorm

League City, TX

#466066 Aug 4, 2013
HandyGuy wrote:
<quoted text>They say a problem shared is a problem halved. It's not really of course - the problem is still there as it was before but people feel better after telling someone else. They get it off their chest although, again, really nothing has changed. It's the same with people believing in religion. As soon as they get baptized or whatever, it's like telling someone about their problems and they feel this weight being lifted off their shoulders but both these instances are in the mind of the individual. Of course nothing changes really. I mean, the notion that there's a man in the sky looking out for you is absolutely ludicrous in this day and age. All through time people have attributed things they didn't understand to the supernatural. Once science explains it, the supernatural element disappears. Where I'm from, very few people believe the God theory and take no interest in any form of religion, yet they don't have to lock their cars (or even houses) at night. Now living in Tennessee, it worries me the percentage of people who convince themselves there is a guy who can create stars and planets with the snap of his fingers (how ridiculous). How gullible these people must be. Grow up and forget Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Bogeyman and God!
Dearth has a problem. It's a fairly big problem. He followed your same unbelief and then he died and then he wound up in hellfire. It's a shame, because he was a good chap.
duststorm

League City, TX

#466067 Aug 4, 2013
SweetGreenEyes wrote:
<quoted text>Being a Christian is not bad, people have made Religion bad by using it as a tool to hurt others and control. Just live like this, "Love others as yourself." :)
South Carolina SweetGreenEyes, just be glad you are born again. if that is what you are.
Your advice "Love others as yourself" helps no one avoid perdition. The only way for them to avoid hell is to repent and believe and Dearth of Couth did neither. He receives a lot of sympathy on this thread, but he is now in Satan's abode, where there is no sympathy or kindness or love.

Kaitlin the Wolf Witch

“An Ye Harm None, Do As Ye Will”

Since: May 10

I Am A Religion-Free Zone

#466071 Aug 4, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>make fun of me why don't you?
If you insist.

Kaitlin the Wolf Witch

“An Ye Harm None, Do As Ye Will”

Since: May 10

I Am A Religion-Free Zone

#466072 Aug 4, 2013
HandyGuy wrote:
<quoted text>They say a problem shared is a problem halved. It's not really of course - the problem is still there as it was before but people feel better after telling someone else. They get it off their chest although, again, really nothing has changed. It's the same with people believing in religion. As soon as they get baptized or whatever, it's like telling someone about their problems and they feel this weight being lifted off their shoulders but both these instances are in the mind of the individual. Of course nothing changes really.
duststorm wrote:
<quoted text>Dearth has a problem. It's a fairly big problem. He followed your same unbelief and then he died and then he wound up in hellfire.
Do you really derive some comfort from such a vile, hate-filled belief? You do, don't you?

You vicious, hateful bitch. This is the EVIL of christianity and its adherents, folks, the PURE EVIL of christians and their cult.

You really do deserve all the hate that you accrue.

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#466074 Aug 5, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
why are atheist goofy?
not everyone can be a clown
Dearth as a door nail

Smartt, TN

#466075 Aug 5, 2013
I'm burning in hell and Meredith is destroying my legacy. Death sucks.

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#466077 Aug 5, 2013
Some Stoner Dude wrote:
<quoted text>
You'll have to buy me dinner first. Why do christians hate?
why do haters spread hate while claiming it's others who are hating?

i love you, dude:)

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#466078 Aug 5, 2013
satanlives wrote:
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you been gettting high sniffing your skid marks again haven't you?.... how many imaginary beings do you surround yourself with?.... how is Freddy Krueger?... I bet you still poop your diapers when you see Michael Myers in Halloween..... bwhahahhahahhahaha
this just doesn't sound nice at all:(

can't we all get along?:)

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#466079 Aug 5, 2013
satanlives wrote:
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when you are talking to a moron like wasssupp, you can't get too intellectual ... that idiot still believes in devils, angels, hell, heaven, gods, etc.etc.....not exactly a mental giant...he is obviously a village idiot or his parents were brother and sister....
what do you believe and why?

"they say" this and then "they say" that which totally contradicted what "they" said last but yet you continually believe whatever "they say" which makes you always wrong:)

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#466080 Aug 5, 2013
JuicyLullz wrote:
<quoted text>
It's good that you admit to being a hateful inbred.
it's good that you admit to hating & harassing CHRISTians so you'll understand where you belong
duststorm

League City, TX

#466081 Aug 5, 2013
Kaitlin the Wolf Witch wrote:
HandyGuy wrote:
<quoted text>They say a problem shared is a problem halved. It's not really of course - the problem is still there as it was before but people feel better after telling someone else. They get it off their chest although, again, really nothing has changed. It's the same with people believing in religion. As soon as they get baptized or whatever, it's like telling someone about their problems and they feel this weight being lifted off their shoulders but both these instances are in the mind of the individual. Of course nothing changes really.
<quoted text>
Do you really derive some comfort from such a vile, hate-filled belief? You do, don't you?
You vicious, hateful bitch. This is the EVIL of christianity and its adherents, folks, the PURE EVIL of christians and their cult.
You really do deserve all the hate that you accrue.
You have just described Satan, your father. Why do you not unleash your hate against the devil, the old serpent?
duststorm

League City, TX

#466083 Aug 5, 2013
Rosa_Winkel wrote:
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Yeah, and Plato was a greater man than all the fundie idiots in the world.
I am glad to be called a fundie. I stand on the fundamentals of the faith: the virgin birth, creation in 6 days, heaven, hell, God, Satan, salvation by Christ's atoning death on the cross.

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#466084 Aug 5, 2013
Kaitlin the Wolf Witch wrote:
Kaitlin the Wolf Witch wrote:
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SEVEN:'You shall not commit adultery.'
EIGHT:'You shall not steal.'
NINE:'You shall not lie.'
TEN:'You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.'
Oh, I forgot; your "jesus" tells you that these don't apply to you, even though you claim that he wrote them for people like you.
<quoted text>
God's law, right? That's what you call it.
"Jesus is God." ~Waaasssuuup
<quoted text>
Translation: "This is my way of trying to weasel out of obeying JesusGod's Laws. YOU have to obey them; I don't."
"Christ is the fulfillment of the law, both for the Jew and for the Gentile"

just believe and receive and live!:)
duststorm

League City, TX

#466085 Aug 5, 2013
Kaitlin the Wolf Witch wrote:
<quoted text>
Eat my shit, christian.
Our REPUBLIC, and the very concept of the Republic, was founded by Greco-Roman Pagans.
hen in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#466086 Aug 5, 2013
Kaitlin the Wolf Witch wrote:
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Your religion was spread through Nazism. Your religion ushered in Hitler. Hitler wasn't antichrist, he was a christian--just like you.
hitler's main political platform was unionism/socialism; aka GOVERNMENT CONTROL and he used whatever means necessary to gain the favor of the people in order to change laws & give him supreme authority. the mainstream, wishy-washy so-called 'lutheran-christians'(which was most of germany since there was no seperation of church and state) went with the program rather than suffer ridicule and persecution.

this is every dumb, white, so-called 'christian' in america right now with an 'Obama' bumber-sticker on their pretentious prius:)

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#466087 Aug 5, 2013
Kaitlin the Wolf Witch wrote:
Kaitlin the Wolf Witch wrote:
Remember the words of your jesus: "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live."
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I know.
Waaasssuuup claims that the bible is the inerrant word of god, and he also claims that jesus is god. Therefore, according to his warped reasoning, jesus claimed some 1500 years before he was born that all "witches" must be killed.
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Did "God," according to you, write the buybull or not?
Did you, or did you not, claim that "Jesus" is "God?"
Therefore, going by *YOUR* reasoning, "Jesus" wrote "thou shalt not suffer a witch to live."
You can't deny that, you can't argue against that, you know I am right and that you are wrong.
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Jesus is a lie, your buybull is a lie, and you are a liar.
<quoted text>
What did I tell you about lying? Oh, fuck it, never mind. You don't care about the truth anyway.
"I don't need an education, I have jesus!" ~ Waaasssuuup
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What "they" are you blabbering about? I pointed out that you claimed that the bible is the inerrant word of god, and that you claim that jesus is god. What "they" are you referring to?
<quoted text>
What studies are you referring to? I was referring to *YOUR* claims.
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Your ego is your lord. It's all about you.
"What "they" are you blabbering about?"

i think it's time we sat across from each other face-to-face over some wine and dinner. do you like homemade italian?:)

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